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Scrum Master Resume

Virginia Beach, VirginiA

SUMMARY

  • Dynamic Agile professional with over 3 years working as a Scrum Master.
  • Has worked as a Scrum Master supporting 2 Scrum Teams while coaching the Product Owner to maximize the Product Backlog to achieve the highest possible value, and also coached the Development Teams to attain Self - Organization and Cross-Functionality.
  • Also served as a coach to the organization by advising management on Agile Best Practices implementation across the entire organization. A detailed individual with deep mastery of the Agile methodology with experience on Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe; knowledge of XP.
  • Several years practicing Agile using Software (tools) like JIRA and Confluence; with some knowledge on RALLY and TFS.
  • An experienced Scrum Master with great communication skill.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Methodologies: Agile - Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Lean

Management Tools: Rally, JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft office Word, Excel, Power point.

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scrum Master

Confidential - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated all Scrum Events such Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective and achieved events’ objectives for each ceremony respectively.
  • Was able to successfully advise and coached my Product Owner on the need to always have Backlog Grooming in order to add details to the User Stories and make them Ready for execution.
  • Successfully supported two (2) huge Scrum Teams of Nine (9) and Seven (7) members respectively and was able to guide them through the Scrum framework to a level of Self-Organization and Cross-functionality.
  • Confidently assisted Development teams during Sprint Planning event to properly do estimation and sizing of User Stories, also guide them to allocate proper Story Points for each User Story or Bugs.
  • Assisted my teams to identify and remove all impediments that hindered the progress of their work and was able to escalade to appropriate quarters when necessary.
  • Expertise with tools such as Jira and Rally for collaboration, planning, issue creation and tracking
  • Dedicated to continuous process improvement through feedback loops, coaching, retrospectives, and individual improvement.
  • Successfully managed teams of varied Agile maturity level and different sizes and also handled new teams that transitioned from Waterfall to Agile.
  • Provide Agile coaching & leadership to all technical and non-technical team members (including a large component working remotely offshore) across the entire program delivery lifecycle.
  • Escalate issues in the implementation of Agile methodologies to expedite process correction, creating strategies that resonate with the culture of the organization
  • Worked with the product owner to maintain the product backlog in a way that ensures the project is well defined and the team can continually advance forward on the project at any given time.
  • Provide Agile coaching & leadership to all technical and non-technical team members (including a large component working remotely offshore) across the entire program delivery lifecycle.
  • Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to details, and ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.

Scrum Master

Confidential - Alexandria, Virginia

Responsibilities:

  • Guides the team’s operations by facilitating ceremonies like Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective and instilling Agile principles into daily activities to ensure smooth functioning of the delivery team.
  • Well dedicated Servant Leader committed to lead my teams by example, encouraging team members to get the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work. Facilitating events and only assisting to implement the team’s decisions, not mine.
  • Expert in facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Worked so diligently to support and promote team spirit and collaboration within my teams.
  • Guiding the team on self-organizing to fully realize the potential of Agile/Scrum frameworks and successfully led the team on how to get the most value from self-organization.
  • Worked collaboratively with Scrum Teams and both my teams and leadership to identify problems and also conducted root cause analysis resolve all issues.
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).
  • Successfully assessed Scrum Maturity of the teams and organization and coaching the teams to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • Identified and removed impediments or guiding the teams to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Worked well with Product Owner to focus project resources in delivering high quality work while driving to committed dates and managing risk.
  • Provide Agile coaching & leadership to all technical and non-technical team members (including a large component working remotely offshore) across the entire program delivery lifecycle.
  • Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to details, and ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.

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